50 Years of Louisiana Right to Life...
This weekend we will celebrate our 50th Anniversary as an organization at our sold-out Gala . We are looking forward to an wonderful evening!

In 1970, Bob Winn, a young New Orleans attorney, was invited to attend the second national gathering of pro-life leaders at Macalester College in Minnesota, where he learned about the brutality of abortion. With nine projector slides in tow, wrapped in ditto paper and held together by a rubber band, Bob returned home and, together with his wife, Maria, held a dinner party with friends. The evening ended with the founding of Louisiana and New Orleans Right to Life to tell the truth about abortion and euthanasia.

Three years later, the U.S. Supreme Court did the unthinkable by legalizing abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy nationwide through Roe vs. Wade.

From this first dinner party and through the dedication of countless volunteers, Louisiana Right to Life has led the way to Louisiana becoming one of the most pro-life states in America. For the last 50 years we have given educational presentations, founded and assisted pregnancy help centers, passed legislation, fostered adoption awareness, sponsored marches, prayed at abortion facilities, and much, much more.

To be honest, our 50th Anniversary is bittersweet. The fact that our organization still needs to exist is a reminder of the injustices that persist against the dignity of human life. But we also know that if Bob and the other good men and women who founded our organization, and many others like it around the nation, had never stepped up to fight, the culture of death would be even more pervasive than it is today. As shown by the consistent decrease in abortion numbers since the late 1980's, lives are being saved and families helped. Who knows where we would be today if our founders had chosen to be silent instead of speaking out.

Thank you to everyone, living and deceased, who has given of their time, talent, and treasure to stand for life. Certainly nobody enters this movement for worldly glory. We appreciate all the sacrifices made for those who cannot speak for themselves.

I firmly believe that our nation in time will bring an end to abortion. I pray it happens sooner rather than later. I am confident the future will remember abortion as one of the greatest injustices in our nation's history. But until that day, we will keep fighting for life.

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper

P.S. Our Louisiana Life Marches start this Sunday in Shreveport!! Plan to march in Shreveport, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, Monroe, or Alexandria!
First of 5 Louisiana Life March Events is Sunday in Shreveport; Others Will Follow
Are you ready to march for life? Five Louisiana Life March events are coming up around the state, starting Sunday in Shreveport. Each Life March will provide a chance for you to stand and march with other pro-life citizens and show your support of mothers and babies. The 2020 theme is "Louisiana Loves Life." Each march will feature the march and a program of music, testimony, and more. Watch our promo video and find out more by clicking below!

Are You in Central Louisiana? Join Us for Our First Cenla Proudly Pro-Life Dinner on Jan. 30
Please join us for the first Cenla Proudly Pro-Life Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 30 on the campus of Louisiana College in Pineville. This event is an outgrowth of the Cenla Pro-Life Prayer Breakfast, held the past several years. Funds raised at the dinner will be used to support the Louisiana Life March Cenla and other pro-life education and outreach efforts in the Central Louisiana region. Former abortionist Dr. Haywood Robinson will be guest speaker. Sponsorships and tickets are now available.

Nearly 1,500 high school and college students will attend Louisiana Right to Life's annual Geaux Forth Rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, the day before the national March for Life. Geaux Forth includes music, fun, and testimony aimed at getting students fired up for their participation in the march. Follow LARTL in Washington, D.C. on Facebook and Instagram.
Two PULSE Immersion Weekend events will be held in March (Baton Rouge and Covington) where high school and college students will be educated, trained, and inspired to become pro-life leaders. With engaging speakers and testimonies, students will be educated on the pro-life issues and inspired to make a difference. There will also be hands-on activism, games and activities. Watch video here!
If you are in the New Orleans area, you are invited to attend a special mass commemorating the 47th anniversary on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at St. Angela Merici, 901 Beverly Garden in Metairie.
Sunday is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. We've mailed out thousands of bulletin inserts to churches around the state, and you can spread the word by posting something special on social media!
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